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1961 Australian half penny UNC

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 Posted 01/09/2012  2:02 pm Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Here's another aussie coin I got in a lot. This one was in a cardboard flip labeled UNC. It does appear to be mint state to me, what do you folks think it would grade at?

Thanks
-XoG


Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 01/09/2012  3:27 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks UNC to me
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 Posted 01/09/2012  4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ausjack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm trying to learn what's what and how to tell the good from the bad so I was wondering if it's because it's under plastic that it looks a little worn around the rim (beads) sorry it's a really nice coin with a lot of detail and I don't mean to put it down it's just the pic is a little fuzzy for me poor old eyes sorry
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 Posted 01/09/2012  4:14 pm  Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
its not in plastic, I was thinking that the top part of the coin might have been weakly struck or struck through light grease.
Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 01/09/2012  5:39 pm  Show Profile Check enworb's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice coin. There is definitely a lot of weakness around the lettering on both sides but doesn't seem to be from circulation. A weak strike or grease filled die are likely.
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 Posted 01/09/2012  5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ausjack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can we have a little help here please

Sorry I can't comment yet X but I really don't know enough so we'll see what some of the others that are more in the know about these things say..sorry mate
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 Posted 01/09/2012  5:42 pm  Show Profile Check enworb's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am also quite jealous how our American members are able to post oldest finds in their signatures. Unfortunately our circulating coinage doesn't have such a long history and I can only image how exciting it must be to pull a 100+ year old coin out of change.
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 Posted 01/10/2012  12:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erkle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i just spent 2 hours looking at my pennies to see how many have the crinkle finish to them, at least 4 out of about 45, but none with as much on one side as the first pic
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 Posted 01/10/2012  10:24 am  Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is that the copper impurity streaks your talking about? Do they add any premium to the coin? I know they sometimes do for american cents
Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 01/10/2012  5:00 pm  Show Profile Check the-purple-penny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add the-purple-penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definatley just weakly struck around the rim beads and legends. Still an unc coin. The "crinkle finish" you speak of is the orange peel affect and is metal flow that you can see.

Copper streaking is different and will definately reduce the grade if the coin is sent to PCGS. It can however be very pretty or very ugly, makes the coin unique.
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 Posted 01/14/2012  3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ozcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
enworb,
I have noticed the same thing about old coins in USA member signatures (might even have been XavierOfGreen).
It just does not work the same to put
"oldest coin found 1966 5 cent" etc.
Even the 1952 sixpence I have found in some 5 cent coins is relatively new.
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 Posted 01/14/2012  8:06 pm  Show Profile Check enworb's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pulling a 66 just isn't the same. I too have found sixpences when noodling 5c and 2 florins in 20c also but the oldest of them was a 1955 sixpence so not very exciting. It would be nice to have the chance to find something so old.
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 Posted 01/14/2012  8:20 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Pulling a 66 just isn't the same. I too have found sixpences when noodling 5c and 2 florins in 20c also but the oldest of them was a 1955 sixpence so not very exciting. It would be nice to have the chance to find something so old.


Thats why I love buying bulk lots of predcimals.
The noodling is a lot more fun
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